Since I published my post on what iWeb 09 had in store for us when it is released later this month I have received loads of e-mails asking me whether or not users will be able to just upgrade and carry on where they left off. To be honest, the answer is a little unclear.
I installed iWorks 09 on my Macbook and that installed alongside iWorks 08 rather than upgraded it, so whether or not iLife 09 will do the same is still yet to be seen. One thing is for certain though, if you don’t back up your iWeb 08 files and following the install of iWeb 09 you can’t find them, getting your site back could end up being a nightmare.
Obviously, you shouldn’t just wait for a new version of iWeb to come out everytime you back up your site, you should do it as a matter of course, regularly; but here is how you go about it.
Open ‘Finder’ and select your home folder on the left hand side.
Select the ‘Library’ folder followed by the ‘Application Support’ folder.
Next, click on the ‘iWeb’ folder and you should find a file called ‘Domain’.
Right-click (CTRL-Click) on the Domain file and choose ‘Duplicate’ from the drop-down menu that appears.
A ‘Domain Copy’ file will now appear. All you have to do now is put it somewhere safe such as an external drive or USB stick and you will be backed up (until the next time you change your site – of course).